Rod Dreher linked to a bit in a profile of Fox News chief, Roger Ailes:
Ailes admits that he sometimes flies off the handle. This can happen pretty much anywhere. Not long ago, on a ball field near his place in Garrison, NY, his nephew accidentally hit a baseball through the window of a 2012 [...]
or The World that Exists in Darkening Hours of the Night…
Rod Dreher linked to a post about a man who had to confront the difficulty of telling his daughter the truth about Santa Claus. The post concerns itself mostly with how we value and recount truths and myths. The connection to Santa is tenuous [...]
Pittsburgh will survive the apocalypse (zombie or non). Chances are your town or city won’t. You see, most cataclysmic events happen in big cities or rural towns. Hollywood has illuminated the template for the demise of humankind.
Alien invasions (Independence Day) and huge natural disasters (Day After Tomorrow) strike coastal cities where reside our largest [...]
Or… I hope Richard Nixon is Rotting in Hell
The Arab Spring. A series of demonstrations, protests and wars that has rocked the autocratic governments of the Middle East since December 2010. It has forced from control, the rulers of Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen.
In Egypt, the revolution, though violent at times, never digressed into [...]
I’m a natural-born US citizen because my mother came to this country (well, Brooklyn actually), stayed with friends, gave birth to me and then a month or so later went back to Nigeria. My oldest sister was born in Nigeria and my middle sister in Bangladesh. My mom wanted access to better facilities for her [...]
I’ve been trying to get my mind around a 2006 article in the Armed Forces Journal that I recently came across. The post, entitled Blood Borders: How a better Middle East would look by Ralph Peters, purports to redraw the Middle East along what the author calls organic borders. As someone who’s often stared at [...]
I was at an iftar recently and made a comment to my mother how it appeared as though other ethnic groups seemed to be more… loyal to each other than The Bong. Specifically, that there appeared to be far more inter-cultural marriage among our cohort.
My mother accepted this difference with a resigned sigh. However, [...]
… Or Having Your Midichlorian Cake and Trying to Eat it too
There is a quote from Star Wars, wherein Luke Skywalker asks Yoda if the Dark Side is stronger. Yoda answers, “No no no. But quicker, easier, more seductive.”
The principle is that Dark Siders are guided by passion, that they harness it and [...]
Back in the 2000′s, during the ignominious reign of President George W. Bush, I remember liberals going berserk trying to figure out how to get the populace to see their side of the argument. If only the masses would just read this article, study that chart, and use rational thought, they would rise up in [...]
Or… Waiting for Noah to grow those d*mn trees
I’ve recently come to use the phrase “sleep when you die” when referring to going out on weeknights or to force myself to go out when I’m feeling lazy or tired. It’s hyperbole of course but you probably get the idea behind it. Go out and [...]